The pilot, second officer Shalend Scott, is the Secretary of the Fiji Airline Pilots' Association. He has been suspended pending further investigation.
Coupfourpointfive revealed on Wednesday that a few Air Pacific union officials were in police custody from Tuesday night as part of a witchhunt by Air Pacific CEO, David Pflieger, and illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, to investigate officials of the two unions after the leaks caused them acute embarrassment and proved them to be liars.
After the leaked documents were published on this blog, the international media, unions and parliamentarians in Australia questioned why Air Pacific, which is 46 percent owned by Qantas, appeared to be actively supporting the regime.
Qantas has yet to front with an answer for what should be deservedly dubbed Air Pacific Gate.
TWU National Secretary, Tony Sheldon, says: "This formally makes Qantas the most dis-interested 46% shareholder of a company anywhere in the world. Can anyone imagine Rupert Murdoch owning 46% of anything and not caring? It beggars belief!
“Moreover, the standards they apply in Australia and won’t apply in Fiji makes them hypocrites of the highest order."
He says it's outrageous that an Air Pacific employee gets taken up to the Suva army barracks and gets the ‘Underbelly’ treatment and isn't of interest to Qantas and its CEO, Alan Joyce. “This is a pathetic double-standard”.